Zambia: Health Care Providers’ sensitization and capacity development; and community mobilization through arts and theatre in Lusaka

Trans Bantu Zambia’s (TBZ) lessons learned focussed on Health Care Providers (HCP) sensitisation on the health needs and appropriate services for Trans and Intersex, and also on educating and empowering community members to uptake available services. The HCP sensitization and community capacity development project aimed to address the knowledge, attitudes and practices of health care providers when providing services to trans and intersex persons seeking medical assistance. TBZ learned that proper scoping and planning for project activities is essential. During implementation, it was assumed things would go as planned and left little room for re-planning and no contingent budget. Negative or unexpected results were not foreseen and planned for, and when the activities were abruptly stopped TBZ staff had no backup plan. TBZ also learned that community members were accessing available services without problems as they did not disclose their identity to HCP.

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LL 33 – Health Care Providers’ sensitization and capacity development; and community mobilization through arts and theatre in Lusaka (Zambia)

This lessons learned document was developed as part of the Dignity, Diversity and Rights (DiDiRi) programme.